EXFO brings optical and Ethernet testing together to tackle today's
mobile network deployment challenges, raising the
operational-efficiency bar once again.
QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) today announced the release of the FTB-700G Series Optical and Ethernet Testing Modules. By combining Ethernet and optical
testing in one module, EXFO has once again set a new benchmark in the
evolution of field-testing efficiency, continuing on its legacy of
being first-to-market with game-changing solutions such as iOLM, EtherSAM and EXFO Connect.
Housed in the powerful FTB-1 handheld field platform, the new FTB-700G Series is the only test
solution on the market that integrates all the functionalities needed
to effectively validate, activate and troubleshoot all fiber-based
mobile infrastructures and the services that run over them.
The FTB-700G Series combines an impressive list of optical tools,
including a power meter and a visual fault locator, the powerful
iOLM—EXFO's most advanced OTDR-based technology, the next-generation
FIP-400B Series fiber inspection probes, as well as a comprehensive
array of packet transport testing functionalities up to 10G, e.g.
EtherSAM (ITU-T Y 1564), SyncE/1588 PTP, CPRI, OBSAI, and SONET/SDH for
complete validation of all SLA parameters.
As fiber and Ethernet become the technologies of choice for mobile
network operators, it makes perfect sense that today's field
technicians have access to the best solutions from both the optical and
Ethernet worlds in order to speed up and simplify the test process.
To effectively increase efficiency and coverage, operators need to
deploy new technologies and network configurations, including
packet-based networks, fiber-to-the-tower (FTTT) backhaul and
fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA), in addition to small cells and remote radio head (RRH). As a result,
field technicians need to develop expertise in various fields and be
fully equipped to face any situation or technology.
"Improving customer experience while keeping operational expenses under
control is a major concern for mobile network operators," said Claudio
Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Transport and Service Assurance
Division. "By offering a solution adapted to their reality and
challenges, EXFO is empowering today's field technicians to become
experts in any given field while ensuring that the job is always done
fast and right the first time."
The FTB-700G Series is the one testing solution designed to address the
needs of today's mobile network field technicians.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for
wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in
the global telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative
solutions for the development, installation, management and maintenance
of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks—from the core to the edge.
Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN,
FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting for
more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a staff
of approximately 1600 people in 25 countries, supporting more than 2000
customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.EXFO.com and follow us on the EXFO Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
SOURCE: EXFO inc.
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